Postcards From the Edge: Finding God in the Hard Places
God often seems most distant when we are going through our hardest times. And yet many people have found that it is exactly at the moments of their greatest struggle that they have met God most closely. Through vivid retellings...
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God often seems most distant when we are going through our hardest times. And yet many people have found that it is exactly at the moments of their greatest struggle that they have met God most closely.
Through vivid retellings of the stories of eight biblical characters who met God at points of extremity in their lives, Ian Coffey offers us inspirational ways of making the struggles we face an opportunity for growth. By sharing both modern examples of people who have faced the same sorts of struggles, and events in his own life, he gives us practical help and hope in our hardest moments.
Esther & courage
Jeremiah & inadequacy
John & doubt
Paul & fear
Peter & imprisonment
Ruth & loss
Elijah & despair
Mark & failure
Full of rich reflection and thought-provoking questions, it will help us to discover the God who walks with his people through their darkest moments.
Ian Coffey is Director of Leadership Training at Moorlands College in the south of England. He has been a speaker and writer for over thirty years and has led churches in England and mainland Europe. Prior to that he served his time in some real jobs - in a supermarket, a postal sorting office and a busy solicitor's firm. He is the author of Working it out: God, you and the work you do, Discovering Philippians: Live joyfully in Christ and Friends, helpers, lovers: The early years of marriage..
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